Had it not been for sores in his anus, Itumeleng Nthuru could be reeling in pain from the cane right now.
Nthuru, a Director at Dot-ZA Architecture Company was convicted of an assault common charge on Monday and sentenced to two strokes of the cane.
The 32- old -man however was spared the rod after he convinced the Old Naledi Customary court president to change the corporal punishment sentence to a P100 fine.
Pleading for mercy Nthuru said: “I have sores in my anus and I don’t think it will be ideal for me to be lashed. Kgosi you have to be considerate of my health,”
The Old Naledi Customary court president Charles Koitsiwe then ordered that Nthuru be taken for medical tests which proved that he was fit to be lashed despite his sores.
Koitsiwe however took pity on the man and changed the whipping sentence to a fine after he had vigorously argued that the doctor who examined him ignored his anus.
Quizzed on the sidelines of the court case about what could have led him to slap his colleague across the face Nthuru said: “I slapped the receptionist because she was undermining me.
It was just a minor argument but she just wanted to go beyond her line so I ended up teaching a lesson like any other person would do in such a scenario.”